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Bridge replacement underway at N. Cedar Crest, Broadway

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Broadway at Cedar Crest Boulevard in Allentown and South Whitehall Township was recently closed to traffic so PennDOT can replace the Cedar Crest Boulevard Bridge over the Little Cedar Creek.

Cedar Crest Boulevard access both to and from Broadway will be closed for approximately six weeks.

During this closure, Broadway traffic will be detoured onto Mertz Lane, Haines Mill Road, Hamilton Boulevard and Ott Street.

During the Broadway closure, Parkway Boulevard access to and from Cedar Crest Boulevard will be right-in, right-out only.

New Jersey man killed on Route 22, South Whitehall

Thursday, June 21, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said Carl Acker II, 49, of Lopatcong, N.J. was struck by a motor vehicle around 2:20 p.m. June 19 on Route 22 eastbound between the Pa. Turnpike on-ramp and Route 309, South Whitehall Township.

Acker was pronounced dead at 4:56 p.m. the same day at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, Grim said.

Grim said an autopsy is scheduled for today, June 20, to determine the cause and manner of his death.

UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP: Trexlertown Grange to celebrate centennial

Thursday, June 21, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Trexlertown Grange, 1183 Grange Road, Trexlertown, will celebrate its 100th anniversary at 6 p.m. June 22.

The grange is a nonprofit fraternal organization community service minded with agriculture roots starting in 1867.

A special program lined up to commemorate this milestone event in the grange’s journey.

The state grange president will be the main speaker.

Membership awards will be presented and entertainment will be by a young man who plays a mean banjo.

Citations from the local senator and state representative will be presented.

Breinigsville woman charged with Jaindl Elementary theft

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A 33-year-old Breinigsville woman was charged with theft after allegedly taking a blue folder containing $100 and raffle tickets worth $825 from Fred J. Jaindl Elementary School, 1051 Weiler Road, Upper Macungie Township, around 2:30 p.m. May 18.

According to an affidavit of probable cause obtained from District Judge Michael Faulkner’s office, Upper Macungie, School Resource Officer William Rohrbach said he was told on or about May 18 by a representative of the school about a folder taken from the stage podium.

Class of 2018 graduates embark on a new chapter in their lives

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Class of 2018 President Robert A. Carlson, carrying the class key, led approximately 800 of his classmates toward a new chapter in their lives to receive their high school diplomas at Parkland High School’s commencement June 11 at the PPL Center, Allentown.

The procession of seniors, dressed in red and gray gowns, walked into the arena as the high school band, under the direction of Jason D. Lerew, performed “Pomp and Circumstance,” by Edward Elgar.

UPPER MACUNGIE: Sweet treat at Zion’s Church

Thursday, June 7, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Zion’s Union Church Maxatawny, 329 Church Road, Kutztown, will have its annual strawberry and ice cream festival 6-9 p.m. June 8.

Toad Creek Duo will be performing. Everyone is invited to attend.

For more information, call 610-683-7485.

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Trexlertown Grange, 1183 Grange Road, Trexlertown, will celebrate its 100th anniversary at 6 p.m. June 22.

The grange is a nonprofit fraternal organization community service minded with agriculture roots starting in 1867.

A special program lined up to commemorate this milestone event in the grange’s journey.

Upper Macungie police issue fraud advisory

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

Recently, Upper Macungie Township Police have had several reports of Upper Macungie residents having packages delivered to their doorstep that were not ordered by the resident.

In these cases, the package had the resident’s address on the box but a different name listed as the recipient.

After the package was delivered, the resident was either contacted by note or in person by someone claiming the package was his, and there was a mistake in delivery or a similar variation.

Residents who called police recognized something did not seem right about the situation.

Police investigate burglary in Upper Macungie Twp

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

Upper Macungie Township police are investigating a burglary which occurred between 4-4:30 p.m. May 21 in the 1800 block of Becker Street.

Police say the male homeowner reported he was working outside his home when he was approached by a Hispanic male with short dark hair, standing approximately 6 feet 3 inches tall, who appeared to be in his late 20s to early 30s.

The well-dressed man, who had a name tag around his neck, told the homeowner his company had been hired by the township to cut down trees in the area.